Chapter One is ‘Best Restaurant’

Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen was named "Ireland’s Best Restaurant for 2022" at the Irish Restaurant Awards.

The restaurant on Parnell Square in Dublin has been in the headlines for all the right reasons since it reopened just over a year ago, with the Finnish chef Mickael Viljanen taking over as chef-patron from Ross Lewis.

Almost 900 restaurant and hospitality business owners and staff attended the event.

Food outlets were nominated under the categories of Local Food Hero, Best Free From, Best Emerging Irish Cuisine, Best Restaurant Manager, Best Wine Experience, Best Café, Best World Cuisine, Best Newcomer, Pub of the Year, Best Casual Dining, Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant, Best Customer Service, Best Gastropub, Best Chef, Best Restaurant, and finally, a new award category for 2022, Best Sustainable Practices.

The winners  were: